The latest adaptation of a Denis Lehane story, The Drop, is also a chance to see Tom Hardy shine and catch one of James Gandolfini’s last performances.
Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam, whose Bullhead was shown at Discovery Zone two years ago, makes his English-language debut with The Drop, an adaptation of a story--The Animal Shelter--by Dennis Lehane.
The author himself wrote the screenplay, which sees Brooklyn barman Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) become embroiled in gangland violence while at the same time bonding with a fragile girl (Noomi Repace) over a battered pit bull puppy. Gandolfini plays Bob’s cousin, bar owner Marv who now manages the joint for the mob.
The film is a “complex story about simple people” in the best Lehane tradition, and features superb performances from its three impressive leads.
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